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Job 35

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35:1 Moreover Elihu answered and said,

35:2 Thinkest thou this to be `thy' right, `Or' sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

35:3 That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? `And', What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?

35:4 I will answer thee, And thy companions with thee.

35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

35:6 If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

35:7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thy hand?

35:8 Thy wickedness `may hurt' a man as thou art; And thy righteousness `may profit' a son of man.

35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

35:10 But none saith, Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in the night,

35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?

35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men.

35:13 Surely God will not hear an empty `cry', Neither will the Almighty regard it.

35:14 How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

35:15 But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;

35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.